East Dean and Friston
Candidate address for the Parish Council By-election - 6th May
I wanted to introduce myself as a candidate for the forthcoming election for Parish Councillors at East Dean and Friston.
After 31 years living in Maynards Green in East Sussex, I sold my small farm and moved to Friston over 4 years ago.
I am a widower with two grown up daughters who both went to school in Eastbourne. I have three grandchildren.
Prior to becoming semi-retired, I worked internationally in leadership development as well as holding a number of other part time appointments.
Until 4 years ago ,I was Vice Chairman of the Sussex Eastern Bench and sat as a magistrate in the Criminal and Family Courts principally in Eastbourne and Hastings.
I am a Trustee of two charities ,a school governor and a member of the East Sussex School Appeal panel.
Two terms as a Parish Council Chairman for about 10 years in total have given me a great insight into how Parish Councils can serve the community and enhance the environment. Amongst our successes as a Parish Council were road safety improvements and initiatives to improve village life and harmony.
I believe the area served by our parish council is incredible. If elected, I would do my upmost to work with my parish council colleagues to help maintain and enhance our environment as a unique part of The South Downs National Park.
I would count myself very privileged to play an active part in a local community again.
22nd April 2021